Traverse City USDA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats

Traverse City, MI

USDA loans are zero-downpayment loans targeted towards lower-income households in rural areas. They can be made directly by the US Department of Agriculture or through a participating lender-- and they typically to borrowers with credit scores over 640. They can have subsidized rates, making them very competitive in terms of cost, but they have more stringent standards on who is eligible as well as specific covenants such as only being available in rural areas and limits on home size.

Traverse City's 2 lenders originated 3 USDA loans during 2023. The total origination value was $605,000, with an average USDA loan value of $201,667.

Traverse City USDA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year USDA mortgages in Traverse City averaged 6.71% for the week of 2024-07-05, compared to the national average (all USDA variants) of 6.738% for the same period.

Traverse City's average USDA mortgage closing costs are $5,085.

The average rate for the prior week (2024-06-28) was 7.09% and one month ago for the week of 2024-05-31, the average rate was 6.85%.

The average rate one year ago was 6.74%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2024-07-05, the average rate was 7.56%.

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Traverse City USDA Loan Lenders by Rates & Fees

The below table looks at the average fees/closing costs and rates for USDA 30 Year Fixed Rate (purchase, first lien) mortgages originated by each lender at the Traverse City level.

Name # of Loans 2023 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2023 Avg. Closing Costs
CARDINAL FINANCIAL 1 6.25% $7,595
GOLD STAR MORTGAGE FINANCIAL GROUP, CORPORATION 1 6.75% $9,694

The top Traverse City USDA lender as defined by loan originations is CARDINAL FINANCIAL, with 1 USDA loans originated. Their average total fees are $7,595, which is $2,099 lower than the next largest lender, GOLD STAR MORTGAGE FINANCIAL GROUP, CORPORATION.

The lowest fee Traverse City USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .

The lowest rate Traverse City USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .


Market Conditions (Median, Average Prices & Listing Count)

Realtor.com - Traverse City (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Price (YoY Change) Average Listing Price (YoY) MSA/US Median Price Ratio Active Listings
2018-01-01 $327,650 (6.7%) $460,418 (4.0%) 1.21 1,136
2018-02-01 $325,000 (6.8%) $461,184 (6.5%) 1.18 1,108
2018-03-01 $324,950 (8.3%) $457,845 (6.0%) 1.14 1,155
2018-04-01 $325,000 (8.4%) $464,115 (10.2%) 1.10 1,228
2018-05-01 $329,250 (10.0%) $468,541 (10.4%) 1.10 1,367
2018-06-01 $325,000 (8.1%) $461,995 (7.0%) 1.08 1,582
2018-07-01 $318,750 (-0.1%) $450,046 (0.7%) 1.06 1,745
2018-08-01 $315,000 (-1.6%) $448,761 (-1.8%) 1.06 1,772
2018-09-01 $309,250 (-3.1%) $447,667 (-1.1%) 1.04 1,742
2018-10-01 $301,225 (-6.5%) $447,610 (-2.1%) 1.02 1,680
2018-11-01 $309,500 (-5.3%) $454,225 (-2.6%) 1.05 1,582
2018-12-01 $310,500 (-5.6%) $466,265 (-1.0%) 1.07 1,374
2019-01-01 $309,892 (-5.4%) $466,426 (1.3%) 1.07 1,248
2019-02-01 $305,350 (-6.1%) $463,499 (0.5%) 1.03 1,211
2019-03-01 $318,314 (-2.0%) $468,494 (2.3%) 1.04 1,211
2019-04-01 $324,950 (0.0%) $470,011 (1.3%) 1.03 1,227
2019-05-01 $329,000 (-0.1%) $473,545 (1.1%) 1.03 1,345
2019-06-01 $329,900 (1.5%) $479,102 (3.7%) 1.03 1,530
2019-07-01 $330,000 (3.5%) $483,432 (7.4%) 1.03 1,606
2019-08-01 $329,155 (4.5%) $481,978 (7.4%) 1.04 1,595
2019-09-01 $327,886 (6.0%) $477,557 (6.7%) 1.05 1,564
2019-10-01 $338,541 (12.4%) $487,750 (9.0%) 1.09 1,350
2019-11-01 $349,000 (12.8%) $502,983 (10.7%) 1.14 1,075
2019-12-01 $349,450 (12.5%) $510,393 (9.5%) 1.17 970
2020-01-01 $349,000 (12.6%) $513,515 (10.1%) 1.17 872
2020-02-01 $369,000 (20.8%) $536,054 (15.7%) 1.21 786
2020-03-01 $379,900 (19.4%) $541,905 (15.7%) 1.19 775
2020-04-01 $387,400 (19.2%) $542,869 (15.5%) 1.21 799
2020-05-01 $395,000 (20.1%) $560,489 (18.4%) 1.20 856
2020-06-01 $399,450 (21.1%) $576,902 (20.4%) 1.18 877
2020-07-01 $389,450 (18.0%) $594,494 (23.0%) 1.13 766
2020-08-01 $385,000 (17.0%) $595,020 (23.5%) 1.10 712
2020-09-01 $379,800 (15.8%) $593,811 (24.3%) 1.09 611
2020-10-01 $379,900 (12.2%) $622,348 (27.6%) 1.09 544
2020-11-01 $388,500 (11.3%) $646,632 (28.6%) 1.14 464
2020-12-01 $379,200 (8.5%) $638,267 (25.1%) 1.13 421
2021-01-01 $389,000 (11.5%) $592,696 (15.4%) 1.16 342
2021-02-01 $410,000 (11.1%) $633,807 (18.2%) 1.19 274
2021-03-01 $424,400 (11.7%) $700,259 (29.2%) 1.20 270
2021-04-01 $427,100 (10.3%) $715,891 (31.9%) 1.16 260
2021-05-01 $449,000 (13.7%) $717,080 (27.9%) 1.19 317
2021-06-01 $475,000 (18.9%) $749,391 (29.9%) 1.25 354
2021-07-01 $450,000 (15.6%) $739,264 (24.4%) 1.19 372
2021-08-01 $455,000 (18.2%) $732,227 (23.1%) 1.21 388
2021-09-01 $450,000 (18.5%) $740,610 (24.7%) 1.20 376
2021-10-01 $434,900 (14.5%) $742,207 (19.3%) 1.16 355
2021-11-01 $424,900 (9.4%) $762,077 (17.9%) 1.14 312
2021-12-01 $429,900 (13.4%) $773,135 (21.1%) 1.16 261
2022-01-01 $450,000 (15.7%) $793,090 (33.8%) 1.22 237
2022-02-01 $453,450 (10.6%) $811,637 (28.1%) 1.18 204
2022-03-01 $492,500 (16.1%) $844,214 (20.6%) 1.23 206
2022-04-01 $485,000 (13.6%) $862,664 (20.5%) 1.16 214
2022-05-01 $499,000 (11.1%) $857,224 (19.5%) 1.14 298
2022-06-01 $499,500 (5.2%) $860,393 (14.8%) 1.11 389
2022-07-01 $534,950 (18.9%) $813,042 (10.0%) 1.21 507
2022-08-01 $520,000 (14.3%) $790,376 (7.9%) 1.20 529
2022-09-01 $506,750 (12.6%) $780,532 (5.4%) 1.18 483
2022-10-01 $499,950 (15.0%) $764,063 (2.9%) 1.18 472
2022-11-01 $481,050 (13.2%) $748,948 (-1.7%) 1.16 430
2022-12-01 $479,900 (11.6%) $763,714 (-1.2%) 1.18 361
2023-01-01 $464,950 (3.3%) $773,499 (-2.5%) 1.15 286
2023-02-01 $485,975 (7.2%) $786,699 (-3.1%) 1.17 293
2023-03-01 $486,475 (-1.2%) $794,078 (-5.9%) 1.15 293
2023-04-01 $499,000 (2.9%) $809,578 (-6.2%) 1.16 315
2023-05-01 $534,000 (7.0%) $827,017 (-3.5%) 1.21 367
2023-06-01 $524,500 (5.0%) $811,622 (-5.7%) 1.18 451
2023-07-01 $497,500 (-7.0%) $772,506 (-5.0%) 1.13 508
2023-08-01 $495,000 (-4.8%) $757,657 (-4.1%) 1.14 514
2023-09-01 $499,000 (-1.5%) $755,802 (-3.2%) 1.16 556
2023-10-01 $499,000 (-0.2%) $747,081 (-2.2%) 1.17 565
2023-11-01 $477,250 (-0.8%) $722,174 (-3.6%) 1.14 559
2023-12-01 $485,000 (1.1%) $724,312 (-5.2%) 1.18 469
2024-01-01 $459,188 (-1.2%) $675,119 (-12.7%) 1.12 390
2024-02-01 $459,375 (-5.5%) $694,065 (-11.8%) 1.11 391
2024-03-01 $480,000 (-1.3%) $700,635 (-11.8%) 1.13 428
2024-04-01 $464,950 (-6.8%) $723,188 (-10.7%) 1.08 489
2024-05-01 $481,200 (-9.9%) $751,047 (-9.2%) 1.09 566
2024-06-01 $499,000 (-4.9%) $814,265 (0.3%) 1.12 646
Traverse City's median listing price for 2024-06-01 was $499,000, a difference of $-25,500 (-4.9%) versus the prior year and $17,800 versus the prior month.

Traverse City's median listing price comes in at 112% of the national average.

Traverse City's average listing price for 2024-06-01 was $814,265, a difference of $2,643 (0.3%) versus the prior year and $63,218 versus the prior month.

For the 2024-06-01 period, Traverse City had 646 MLS listings, a difference of 80 listings (14%) versus the prior month and 195 listings (43%) versus the prior year.

Median Listing Time on Market & Square Footage

Realtor.com - Traverse City (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Time on Market Median Square Footage
2018-01-01 121 days 1,703 sqft
2018-02-01 122 days 1,700 sqft
2018-03-01 127 days 1,719 sqft
2018-04-01 84 days 1,718 sqft
2018-05-01 55 days 1,750 sqft
2018-06-01 48 days 1,778 sqft
2018-07-01 56 days 1,771 sqft
2018-08-01 66 days 1,793 sqft
2018-09-01 75 days 1,800 sqft
2018-10-01 80 days 1,739 sqft
2018-11-01 85 days 1,717 sqft
2018-12-01 100 days 1,725 sqft
2019-01-01 111 days 1,681 sqft
2019-02-01 117 days 1,638 sqft
2019-03-01 101 days 1,631 sqft
2019-04-01 76 days 1,641 sqft
2019-05-01 50 days 1,660 sqft
2019-06-01 46 days 1,700 sqft
2019-07-01 54 days 1,709 sqft
2019-08-01 60 days 1,713 sqft
2019-09-01 67 days 1,719 sqft
2019-10-01 76 days 1,732 sqft
2019-11-01 89 days 1,722 sqft
2019-12-01 101 days 1,692 sqft
2020-01-01 114 days 1,651 sqft
2020-02-01 106 days 1,628 sqft
2020-03-01 78 days 1,618 sqft
2020-04-01 83 days 1,652 sqft
2020-05-01 81 days 1,732 sqft
2020-06-01 72 days 1,781 sqft
2020-07-01 60 days 1,967 sqft
2020-08-01 68 days 1,888 sqft
2020-09-01 73 days 1,827 sqft
2020-10-01 64 days 1,792 sqft
2020-11-01 67 days 1,665 sqft
2020-12-01 77 days 1,604 sqft
2021-01-01 80 days 1,608 sqft
2021-02-01 79 days 1,584 sqft
2021-03-01 49 days 1,625 sqft
2021-04-01 44 days 1,660 sqft
2021-05-01 37 days 1,708 sqft
2021-06-01 38 days 1,823 sqft
2021-07-01 40 days 1,794 sqft
2021-08-01 40 days 1,758 sqft
2021-09-01 42 days 1,771 sqft
2021-10-01 54 days 1,753 sqft
2021-11-01 58 days 1,744 sqft
2021-12-01 66 days 1,622 sqft
2022-01-01 68 days 1,545 sqft
2022-02-01 72 days 1,510 sqft
2022-03-01 64 days 1,515 sqft
2022-04-01 44 days 1,531 sqft
2022-05-01 30 days 1,672 sqft
2022-06-01 31 days 1,806 sqft
2022-07-01 33 days 1,800 sqft
2022-08-01 47 days 1,770 sqft
2022-09-01 58 days 1,741 sqft
2022-10-01 61 days 1,700 sqft
2022-11-01 70 days 1,648 sqft
2022-12-01 87 days 1,603 sqft
2023-01-01 81 days 1,628 sqft
2023-02-01 60 days 1,567 sqft
2023-03-01 56 days 1,567 sqft
2023-04-01 52 days 1,632 sqft
2023-05-01 42 days 1,684 sqft
2023-06-01 38 days 1,763 sqft
2023-07-01 40 days 1,766 sqft
2023-08-01 51 days 1,716 sqft
2023-09-01 48 days 1,708 sqft
2023-10-01 51 days 1,719 sqft
2023-11-01 59 days 1,610 sqft
2023-12-01 80 days 1,585 sqft
2024-01-01 82 days 1,528 sqft
2024-02-01 67 days 1,526 sqft
2024-03-01 47 days 1,550 sqft
2024-04-01 44 days 1,539 sqft
2024-05-01 43 days 1,550 sqft
2024-06-01 43 days 1,573 sqft
Traverse City's median listing age (time on market) for 2024-06-01 was 43 days. This is 13% longer than the same period one year ago.

Traverse City's median square footage for active listings during the 2024-06-01 period was 1,573 sqft. One year prior, the average listing was 1,763 sqft.